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How to Install a USB Printer Driver on Windows 7

Printer Spooler Error

Common Printer Issues

There are many benefits to reinstalling a printer driver on Windows. For instance, this can be used as a last resort to resolve printer spooler error, or any other recurring printer issues. Below are the simple steps to install a USB printer on Windows 7; note that you need to download its driver package on the computer before starting with the steps.

Steps to Install Printer on Windows 7

  • Press the Windows button on the keyboard, and click Devices and Printers from the Start Menu.
  • In the new window, select a fax device or other printer and click Add a printer button that appears upon selection.

Device And Printers

  • In the next dialog box, click Add a local printer or one that is connected to a computer, not a network.

Add A Printer

  • A dialog box appears next prompting if you want to create a new port or use an existing one. Click Use an Existing Port, choose an available USB port, and click Next

Choose Printer Port

  • In the screen that appears next, choose how you are going to install the printer driver.

If Windows 7 has Listed the Printer

If your computer has mentioned your printer brand in the list of printers, you can choose the respective printer manufacturer from the left side of the screen and its model from the right. If both the manufacturer and printer model is listed, you need to select both and follow the on-screen instructions to complete driver installation. However, not all printer models may appear even if the printer brand is listed, so you may have to install the downloaded driver package or do that using its driver CD.

If you have the printer driver CD, insert it in your computer’s CD Drive, and click on the Have Disk button. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. If you do not have a driver CD, close the open windows, and download the driver from the printer manufacturer website to manually install the setup file. If the downloaded file of printer driver is a zip, unzip it, and open the setup file to install the printer as per the instructions.

If you come across printer spooler error or printer driver is unavailable issues despite installing the correct and up-to-date driver, get in touch with our technical support team on the toll-free number to get more assistance.

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